(Spanish CNN) — River and Boca had a sweet week in the Copa Libertadores. Both won and qualified for the knockout stages of the Maximum Continental Tournament. They do not have the same step in the local Argentinian championship.
With only 6 dates remaining in the competition, River Plate remains firm as the leader of the competition. The millionaire took a 10-point lead over Talleres de Córdoba, his immediate pursuer. While Boca flounders, with a poor performance that places him in the middle of the standings.
Let’s see how each of the Argentine soccer giants arrives.
River, the locomotive of the championship
Martín Demichelis’ side were in charge last Tuesday of closing the Group D stage of the Copa Libertadores with a solid performance. They beat The Strongest of Bolivia 2-0, with goals from Miguel Borja and Rodrigo Aliendro. He finished with 10 points, second behind Fluminense, who finished first on goal difference.
This Saturday, the millionaire will be a visitor against Barracas Central at the Claudio ‘Chiqui’ Tapia stadium, named after the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), who was a recognized leader of the club. The match will be played at 2 p.m. Miami time, and if the three points are obtained, the coronation will be at hand.
For this duel, it is possible that Demichelis will appeal to the footballing mantra “the winning team does not touch each other”. The DT will be able to count on the same headlines that started playing Tuesday at the Más Monumental stadium for the continental contest. Robert Rojas, in defense, and Enzo Perez, in midfield, did not finish the game due to injuries, although they trained normally during the week and, apparently, they would have no problem. part of the game.
In this case, the holder of the ’11’ of the red band team may consist of Franco Armani; Milton Casco, Robert Rojas, Paulo Diaz, Enzo Diaz; Enzo Perez, Rodrigo Aliendro; Nicolás De la Cruz, Nacho Fernández, Esequiel Barco; Lucas Beltran.
The millionaire, totals 50 points, product of 16 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. He collected 79% of the points.
Opposite will be the Barracas Central which alternates an oscillating march in its harvest of matches and productions. Against the so-called big teams, like Independiente and Racing, they drew ties, against San Lorenzo they got a win and were beaten by Boca Juniors.
The team managed by Sergio Rondida is usually a team with a lot of momentum and dedication in games with a lot of resonance, like this Saturday’s game against River Plate. The reduced dimensions of its stadium and the stimulation of playing against the best team in the championship herald a high-vibration duel between Barracas Central and River Plate.
Date: 22 Professional League
Day: Saturday July 1
Calendar: 2 p.m. (Miami) – 3 p.m. (Argentina) – 1 p.m. (Bogotá) – 12 p.m. (Mexico City)
Stadium: Claudio Chiqui Tapia
Arbitrator: Leandro Rey Hilfer
To see from Argentina
TV: ESPN premium
Cable TV stream: ESPN Premium – channel 123
Telecentre: ESPN Premium – channel 111 (digital) and 1117 (HD)
Direct TV: ESPN Premium – channel 604 (SD) and channel 1604 (HD)
From mobile devices: on the Star+ platform, from Flow (APP Store or Play Store), DirecTV Go (App Store or Play Store) and Telecentro (App Store or Play Store).
The United States
In the United States, they broadcast the game River Fanatiz (also in Latin America, except Brazil), Paramount +, AFA Play and TyC Sports Internacional.
Boca transits half of the table with a game that does not fall in love
In the last two games, Boca has been a slide of emotions. The dysfunctional team of xeneize received a blow in Mendoza on Thursday last week, losing 4 to 0. The “shower” on Cuyo’s pitch motivated Juan Román Riquelme, vice president of the institution and emblem from the riverside club, to wait early morning at the campus at the airport. The online downfall was an iceberg that fell on the whole team.
The reaction was seen a week later. At La Bombonera, the team closed the Copa Libertadores group stage with a resounding 4-0 win over Venezuela’s Monagas, with goals from Marcelo Weigandt, Valentin Barco and two goals from Luis Vázquez. The xeneize finished in first place in group F with 13 units.
In the Argentine Professional League, you can see his other side. Boca does not offer convincing football. His DT Jorge Almirón gave him a better team structure and a more convincing look. However, Boca failed to take off in their game volume despite having good players.
This Sunday against Sarmiento de Junín, Almirón will have to decide which team he will present after two matches with such oscillating and disparate results. The technician had to move the parts in certain positions. Boca striker Darío Benedetto did not play on Thursday due to knee pain. They are separated by only three days after playing Almirón will confirm the team the same Sunday.
Boca have so far collected 28 points, the product of 8 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. They are 22 points behind leaders River Plate and 10 points behind San Lorenzo, the third team very close to contesting the Copa Libertadores next year.
In the lead, Sarmiento, led by Israel Damonte, who offered a superb performance at home during the last meeting by beating Atlético de Tucumán 4-1. For the duel against Boca, the coach of the green team has another good news, he will again be able to count on regular holders like Guido Mainero, Javier Toledo and the Paraguayan Fernando Martínez, who did not play against the Tucuman team. .
Sarmiento has the same points as Boca, 28, after winning 7 games, drawing 7 games and losing the other 7 games.
When does Boca play Sarmiento de Junín?
Date: 22 Professional League
Day: Sunday July 2
Calendar: 8:30 p.m. (Miami) – 9:30 p.m. (Buenos Aires) – 7:30 p.m. (Bogotá) – 6:30 p.m. (Mexico City)
Arbitrator: Silvio Truco
Where to see it in Argentina
TV: TNT Sports
Streaming: Flow, DGo and Telecentro Play (with contracted football pack).